Definitions for sakeˈsɑ ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sakeseɪk(n.)

  1. benefit or well-being; interest; advantage:

    for the sake of all students.

  2. purpose; end:

    art for art's sake, not for any other cause.

Origin of sake:

bef. 900; ME; OE sacu lawsuit, cause; c. OFris sake, OS saka, OHG sahha (G Sache ), ON sǫk; akin to seek

sa•keˈsɑ ki(n.)

or sa•ké or sa•ki 1 2

  1. a mildly alcoholic Japanese beverage made from fermented rice.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

Origin of sake:

1680–90; < Japn sake(y)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sake, interest(noun)

    a reason for wanting something done

    "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"

  2. sake, saki, rice beer(noun)

    Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot

  3. sake(noun)

    the purpose of achieving or obtaining

    "for the sake of argument"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sake(noun)ˈsɑ ki

    in order to help sb or make sb happy

    I went to church for Mom's sake.

  2. sakeˈsɑ ki

    for a particular purpose

    Let's pretend it's true, for the sake of discussion.

  3. sakeˈsɑ ki

    emphasizes your anger, annoyance, frustration, etc.

    For goodness' sake - who is leading this session?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sake(noun)

    final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health

Freebase

  1. Sake

    Sake or saké is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. Sake is sometimes called "rice wine" but the brewing process is more as rice beer, converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process. In the Japanese language, the word "sake" generally refers to any alcoholic drink, while the beverage called "sake" in English is usually termed nihonshu. Under Japanese liquor laws, sake is labelled with the word "seishu", a synonym less commonly used colloquially.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3262

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1946

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Nouns Frequency: #1312


Translations for sake

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sake

in order to benefit

He bought a house in the country for the sake of his wife's health.

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